Richard Dreyfuss

Richard Dreyfuss


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 29-10-1947
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Richard Stephen Dreyfuss

  • Popularity: 2.72
  • Homepage: N/A


An American actor best known for starring in a number of film, television, and theater roles since the late 1960s, including the films American Graffiti, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, Stakeout, Always, What About Bob? and Mr. Holland's Opus. Dreyfuss won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1977 for The Goodbye Girl, and was nominated in 1995 for Mr. Holland's Opus. He has also won a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and was nominated in 2002 for Screen Actors Guild Awards in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries categories. Description above from the Wikipedia article Richard Dreyfuss, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.




Year Movie Character
1973 American Graffiti as Curt Henderson
1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind as Roy Neary
1995 Mr. Holland's Opus as Glenn Holland
1987 Stakeout as Det. Chris Lecce
1987 Tin Men as Bill 'BB' Babowsky
1989 Always as Pete Sandich
1998 Krippendorf's Tribe as Prof. Krippendorf
1981 Whose Life Is It Anyway? as Ken Harrison
1975 Inserts as Boy Wonder
1993 Another Stakeout as Det. Chris Lecce
1993 Lost in Yonkers as Louie Kurnitz
1988 Moon Over Parador as Jack Noah / President Alphonse Simms
1980 The Competition as Paul Dietrich
1978 The Big Fix as Moses Wine
1974 The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz as Duddy
1977 The Goodbye Girl as Elliot Garfield
1984 The Buddy System as Joe
1994 Silent Fall as Dr. Jacob W. "Jake" Rainer
1996 Mad Dog Time as Vic
2001 The Old Man Who Read Love Stories
1997 Oliver Twist as Fagin
2009 The Lightkeepers as Seth
1989 Let It Ride as Jay Trotter
2000 The Crew as Bobby Bartellemeo / Narrator
2001 The Day Reagan Was Shot as Alexander Haig
1999 Lansky as Meyer Lansky
2007 The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of Jaws as Himself
2003 Teddy Roosevelt: An American Lion as Theodore Roosevelt
2000 Walking the Tracks: The Summer of Stand by Me as Himself
2004 A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zoetrope as Narrator
2011 The Two Million Year Old Boy as Narator
2014 Squatters as David Silverman
1991 Prisoner of Honor as Col. Picquart
2006 Poseidon as Richard Nelson
1975 Jaws as Matt Hooper
1991 What About Bob? as Dr. Leo Marvin
2000 Fail Safe as President
1987 Nuts as Aaron Levinsky
1991 Once Around as Sam
2004 Silver City as Chuck Raven
1997 The Call of the Wild: Dog of the Yukon as Narrator (voice)
2013 Cas & Dylan as Dr. Cas Pepper
2004 Coast to Coast as Barnaby Pierce
2009 My Life in Ruins as Irv Gideon
2014 Caserta Palace Dream as Luigi Vanvitelli
1970 America Betrayed as Narrator
2016 Third Party President: Citizen Rocky as himself
1998 Lost at Sea: The Search for Longitude as Narrator
1996 The Universal Story as Himself
2019 The Last Laugh as Buddy Green
1970 Killing Winston Jones as Winston Jones
2019 Astronaut as Angus
1992 The Johnstown Flood as narrator
2009 Leaves of Grass as Pug Rothbaum
1986 Down and Out in Beverly Hills as David 'Dave' Whiteman
1991 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead as The Player
1995 The Making of Jaws as Himself
2017 Spielberg as Self
2007 Ocean of Fear as Narrator
2001 Who Is Cletis Tout? as Micah Donnelly
1972 Two for the Money as Morris Gap
1974 The Second Coming of Suzanne as Clavius
2015 Zipper as George Hiller
2001 The Making of 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind' as Himself
2018 Asher as Avi
2018 Bayou Caviar as Yuri
2006 Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive as Himself
1974 New England Our Way as Himself
2001 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys as Scoop the Snowman (voice)
2007 The Man Who Shot Chinatown: The Life and Work of John A. Alonzo as Self
1976 Victory at Entebbe as Colonel Yonatan 'Yonni' Netanyahu
1990 Postcards from the Edge as Doctor Frankenthal
2013 Very Good Girls as Danny
2007 AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition as Himself
2019 Daughter of the Wolf as Father
1996 James and the Giant Peach as Centipede (voice)
1994 It's Alive: The True Story of Frankenstein as Himself
1969 Hello Down There as Harold Webster
1995 The Last Word as Larry
1998 The Making of 'American Graffiti' as Himself
2008 W. as Dick Cheney
2013 Paranoia as Frank Cassidy
1973 Dillinger as Baby Face Nelson
1996 Night Falls on Manhattan as Sam Vigoda
1997 Frank Capra's American Dream as Himself
1968 The Young Runaways as Terry
2018 Book Club as George
1988 James Stewart's Wonderful Life as Himself
2003 The John Garfield Story as Self
2005 The Adventures of Errol Flynn as Himself - Actor
2009 I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale as Himself
2010 Piranha 3D as Matthew Boyd
2013 Milius as Himself
2020 Audrey as Himself
2010 RED as Alexander Dunning
1995 The American President as Senator Bob Rumson
1967 The Graduate as Boarding House Student
2019 Polar as Porter
1986 Stand by Me as The Writer
2003 Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood as Himself
1967 Valley of the Dolls as Assistant Stage Manager (uncredited)
1992 Lincoln
2001 R2-D2: Beneath the Dome as Self
2012 Casting By as Himself
2001 In Search of Peace as Yitzhak Rabin (voice)
1977 The Sentinel as Man on sidewalk talking to girl in red sweater (uncredited)
2014 And the Oscar Goes To...
1995 Present Tense, Past Perfect
1991 Once Around
1997 Oliver Twist
1978 The Big Fix
Photo Name Department
1965 Gidget (1 episode)
1997 The View (2 episode)
1955 Gunsmoke (1 episode)
1969 Room 222 (1 episode)
1968 The Mod Squad (2 episode)
2001 The Education of Max Bickford (22 episode) as Max Bickford
1969 The New People (1 episode)
1966 Felony Squad (1 episode)
2007 Tin Man (3 episode) as Mystic Man
1961 Ben Casey (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (3 episode)
1994 Inside the Actors Studio (1 episode)
1999 Family Guy (2 episode)
1966 That Girl (1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1964 Bewitched (1 episode)
1966 Occasional Wife (1 episode)
1966 Hey, Landlord (1 episode)
1967 Judd for the Defense (1 episode)
1964 Karen (27 episode) as David Rowe III
1995 The Frank Skinner Show (1 episode)
1999 Where Are They Now? (1 episode)
1997 The Wonderful World of Disney (1 episode)
1973 A Touch of Grace (1 episode)
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode)
2012 Coma (2 episode) as Professor Hillside
2015 Your Family or Mine (10 episode) as Louis
2005 Weeds (4 episode) as Warren Schiff
2016 Madoff (4 episode) as Bernie Madoff
2017 Shots Fired (10 episode) as Arlen Cox
1970 Ocean of Fear (6 episode) as Narrator (voice)
1996 The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1 episode)
2005 The Reichen Show (1 episode)
1970 Happiness Isn't Everything (1 episode) as Jerry Hamburger
2014 The Real History of Science Fiction (2 episode) as Himself
1998 AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (1 episode) as Self
1970 Treffpunkte (1 episode) as himself
1971 Great Performances (1 episode) as self

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